Gross Domestic Product, Banksy’s store in London
Banksy's Gross Domestic Product is a very special and suggestive store located in London's Croydon district. Find out more now!
You can’t enter inside the Gross Domestic Product store, but the windows on the street are full of Banksy‘s works of art and objects that recall his work through drawings and decorations.
In the same vein as Dismaland, the store is the artist’s latest invention to criticize the main problems of the global society: forced human migration, the exploitation of animals and the state of surveillance. Tony the Tiger (Kellogg’s cereal mascot) sacrificed as a living room carpet, wooden dolls delivering their children to smugglers in freight truck trailers, and welcome carpets sewn by lifejackets: the window in South London represents a capitalist dystopia.
In a statement on the project, Banksy explained that the main input that gave him the impetus to make the store is a legal battle between the artist and a greeting card company that disputes the brand that Banksy cares about his art.
It will be possible to buy the items in the physical store on a special online platform, which will be activated in the coming days, while the physical store will remain open for the next two weeks in the neighborhood of Croydon.
In perfect Banksy style, the items sold will be used to buy a new ship for the Ong Open Arms
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